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  • FAME: Clarkie Mayfield: Hero of supper club fire

     On May 28, 1977, the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest blaze in U.S. history, claimed the life of former LaRue County High School football coach and teacher, Herman Clark “Clarkie” Mayfield. The 35-year-old was one of 165 victims.

  • FAME: Carl Brashear was the original 'man of honor'

     Carl Brashear was born in Tonieville on Jan. 19, 1931. The son of African American sharecroppers, McDonald and Gonzella Brashear, and the sixth of eight children, grew up to become a breaker of racial barriers and a master in the Navy. 

  • Bald eagles spotted in New Haven

     On Dec. 18, Stephanie Wimsett, New Haven, came home from church to find two eagles circling her pond on Lyons Station Road.

    "I saw the juvenile eagle a few days before but didn't realize that is what it was because its head wasn't white," Wimsett said. "I guess they were fishing around our pond. A few days later the adult bald eagle flew to another set of trees and we haven't seen him since."

  • Veteran's Memorial is a touching tribute to Hodgenville soldier

    The end of the nine-year Iraq war came Dec. 15 with a ceremony at Andrews air base.
    All U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year – but that comes as bittersweet news to families who lost a loved one. According to the Military Times, 4,487 American troops were killed in the controversial war and 32,000 were wounded.
    We’ll honor their sacrifice, knowing that a ceremony – no matter how beautiful, no matter how patriotic – will not touch their family’s grief.

  • Hundreds benefit from Santa Run

    A good Samaritan is credited with saving the efforts of volunteers preparing for the 45th annual Christmas Eve Santa Run.
    Former Hodgenville Fire Chief Terry “T.O.” Ovesen came to the rescue on Dec. 23 when the aging “Santa bus” broke down at the gas pump, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

  • Arson suspected in Buffalo house fire

    A Buffalo firefighter lost his home to fire early Christmas morning.
    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said the blaze was called in just after midnight. He believes two fires were set inside the home of Troy Wilmoth on Greensburg Road.
    “There was no electricity to the house,” Perkins said, “and it appeared the door had been kicked in.”
    Wilmoth was at work when the blaze was reported.

  • Crews continue to clear state highways

    Residents in Nelson County along KY 1066 and KY 458 may be wondering when the debris cut by the LaRue County Inmate Program almost two months ago will be cleared.

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet information officer Chris Jessie, there have been many factors contributing to the response of clearing the road sides.

    "There is one bucket truck in the area that we have for cutting," Jessie said. "The state crews come back and do the chipping. We've been waiting for the ground to dry so we could get bigger equipment out there."

  • Movie filmed at Lincoln Homestead State Park

     Lincoln Homestead State Park in Springfield will be the backdrop in some scenes of an upcoming Civil War-era film.

    Production crews garnered attention at the park last week, as traffic was briefly stopped at times while filming took place.

    The movie, a title wasn't disclosed, was also at Stephen Foster in Bardstown and Copper Canyon near Hopkinsville.

    Writer, director and producer Fred Ray said the film is “a small drama with some gunfire.”

  • Santa Bus plans annual run on Christmas Eve

     The Santa Bus will make its annual Christmas Eve run Saturday, bringing toys, jackets and gloves to families in their own communities.

  • Mount Sherman Post Office receives brief reprieve

     The U.S. Postal Service said last week that it will delay the closure or consolidation of any post office until at least May 15, 2012.